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Mark W. Andrews Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Mark Andrews earned a BA from the University of Bristol, and a Masters and PhD from Michigan State University. He is the author of numerous articles on modern French and Francophone narrative fiction and poetry, and much of his work centers on Caribbean writers. His current research projects include a study of the Creole garden in contemporary Caribbean fiction, and the editing of a collection of essays on the Haitian-Quebecois novelist Gérard Étienne. In the department, he regularly teaches courses on the novel and the short story considered in their relation to French and Francophone cultures. Recent seminar titles include “Paris Between the Wars,” “Endangered Habitats,” and “Island Writers”. He also serves as a member of the International Studies Program and the Environmental Studies Program.

  • BA, University of Bristol; MA, PhD, Michigan State University
  • At Vassar since 1981


Research and Academic Interests

  • Modern French and Francophone Narrative Fiction and Poetry
  • Caribbean Literature


  • FFS 180. Paris in the 1920s
  • FFS 206. Intermediate French II
  • FFS 292. Independent Work on Pre-Study Away Projects